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    scan converter

    Yeah you are right. Didn't think about that. I always thought those converters were cheaper than $50 or $60 until i looked up prices. Silly that Apple didn't make that darn s-vid out separate from the dvi for simultaneous display(mirror). Even an iBook will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red green
    edit: Wait a minute - are you sure that will split DVI? It looks like it's only for certain Matrox cards... maybe we can find out which splitters like this will work with the Mac Mini?
    Doh! Looks like I didn't read it carefully enough. I'd go with the DVI-VGA and then split the signal and convert. Sounds like that "complex chain of adaptors" you were talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter007
    Stereo sound only. No 5.1 channel audio.
    say huh?

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    Actually most computers do not have 5.1 capabilities out of the box. You have many choices here. You can use USB to Optical converter, then use a car amplifier that uses optical input. You can also use a 5.1 processor such as the Griffin FireWave http://www.griffintechnology.com/pro...wave/index.php

    Unless you have G5 Power PC which comes with Optical out or a gaming unit, that come with 5.1 sound card, youre not gonna have 5.1.

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    i guess i just assumed most people would get a fire or usb audio interface for doing this...ah wells

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    yea griffin firewave is the way to go with mac carputer, hands down. unless u want like 7.1 or XLR or midi inputs, then you should go with a nice M-Audio card.

    my take is a 5.1 output device (usb or fw) and each channel (mixing the center with a y cable into the front 3 outputs of FL/FR/C) into a 4 channel amplifier, and a mono (or 5 channel like me) amp for subs. bam no head unit and u have fadeability from front to back and left to right.
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    m-audio has my money when i get ready to install.I'm in it for the sq,and i have a dsp for covereing most things audio wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdfrek
    only downside to a mini is its not set up to run dual screens is it?
    Somewhere (this forum?) i read that this USB to VGA will handle dual screens. The only but is, that there are no Mac drivers yet.

    Tritton

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